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Glancing and Stopping Behavior of Motorcyclists and Car Drivers at Intersections

Accession Number:

01337878

Record Type:

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Abstract:

For the past decade, motorcycle fatalities have risen while other motor vehicle fatalities have declined. Many motorcycle fatalities occurred within intersections after a driver failed to see a motorcyclist. However, little is known about the behavior of motorcyclists when they negotiate an intersection. A study was undertaken to compare the behavior at intersections of an experienced group of motorcyclists when they were operating a motorcycle with their behavior when they were driving a car. Each participant navigated a course through low-volume, open roads. Participants wore eye-tracking equipment to record eye-glance information, and the motorcycle and car were instrumented with an onboard accelerometer and Global Positioning System apparatus. Results showed that participants were more likely to make last glances toward the direction of the most threatening traffic before they made a turn when they were driving a car than when they were riding a motorcycle. In addition, motorcyclists were less likely to come to a complete stop at a stop sign than car drivers. These results suggested that motorcyclists were exposing themselves to unnecessary risk. Specifically, motorcyclists frequently failed to make proper glances and practice optimal riding techniques. The behavior of the motorcyclists was compared with the current Motorcycle Safety Foundation curriculum. The results suggested that threat-response and delayed-apex techniques should be added to the training curriculum.

Monograph Accession #:

01365022

Report/Paper Numbers:

11-0721

Language:

English

Authors:

Muttart, Jeffrey W
Peck, Louis R
Guderian, Steve
Bartlett, Wade
Ton, Lisa P
Kauderer, Chris
Fisher, Donald L
Manning, Joseph E

Pagination:

pp 81-88

Publication Date:

2011

Serial:

Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board

Issue Number: 2265
Publisher: Transportation Research Board
ISSN: 0361-1981

ISBN:

9780309223027

Media Type:

Print

Features:

Figures (1) ; References (18) ; Tables (3)

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Subject Areas:

Highways; Safety and Human Factors; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor

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Created Date:

Feb 17 2011 5:33PM

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